A few weeks ago, I was sent a couple videos from Wired’s YouTube Channel that I really enjoyed, and I wanted to share them here.
In the first series of videos, Technique Critique, experts from various professional disciplines break down Hollywood movies and TV shows, and explain what they got right and wrong.
I was so impressed with this series, I reached out to Wired and volunteered to do a video about private investigation should they do a second season. (I’m a former Supervisory Federal agent and I’ve been a professional private investigator since retiring from the Department of Justice in 1981. I’ve written a few posts about the Hollywood vs. reality aspect of private investigation: here, here and here.)
My favorite video of the series is this one, in which Jonna Mendez, former CIA Chief of Disguise, takes a look at spy scenes from a variety of television shows and movies and breaks down how accurate they really are:
I also enjoyed this video, in which crime scene analyst and investigator Matthew Steiner examines forensics investigations in crime scenes from movies and television to see how accurate they are:
Finally, in another video series called Tradecraft, former FBI agent and body language expert Joe Navarro breaks down the various ways we communicate non-verbally:
Very well done, Wired. I’m looking forward to more!